Reflection Letter

As a graduate student in the Educational Technology program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, I aspire to learn theories and application of educational technology that I can implement into my teaching as an instructor of communication in higher education.

Following my graduation from the Educational Technology program, I hope to create an interdisciplinary undergraduate course titled “Communication for the Online Teacher” which blends teaching theories from the communication field and the educational technology field.

Additionally, I hope to one day serve a communication trainer for local businesses. Through my professional training program I will assess the needs of businesses and will provide effective communication training that will significantly contribute to the company’s image.

My education includes a masters degree in Communication and a bachelor degree in Communication Studies. I have taken several online teacher-training courses through the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. As a Lecturer I at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, I primarily teach lower level communication courses. I also work as the Assistant Basic Course Director for the Department of Communication. As the Assistant Basic Course Director, I teach Graduate Teaching Assistants proper teaching strategies and methodologies. Moreover, I serve as the Director of the Hauser Communication Research Lab which is a speech and research lab on UTRGV campus. In each of my various roles I strive to be hardworking, honest, and reliable.